Our regulatory work

When laws are passed in the Minnesota legislature, it is up to regulators and agencies to implement them. Regulatory actions impact the market opportunities for clean energy.

In Minnesota, regulatory authorities like the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission share responsibilities in developing and implementing regulatory policies and administering programs related to clean energy, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. CEEM works alongside these agencies to ensure Minnesota’s energy customers have adequate, safe, and reliable clean energy.

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Federal and regional regulatory framework

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce. Minnesota’s regional markets for energy are administered through the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO). CEEM works with member companies to ensure wholesale market opportunities for clean energy.

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We work between the aisle with policymakers to advance energy efficiency and clean energy innovation that diversifies and strengthens Minnesota’s economy.

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Each fall we hold in-depth conversations with each of our member businesses to get a solid grasp on business difficulties, and how policy might be able to help.

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CEEM has leveraged its business voice to deliver policy that opened up millions in financing for clean energy projects across the state.

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